Known best as the 2011 winner of the Miss Universe-Philippines pageant, this model also competed in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, finishing the contest as the third runner-up. She later hosted the online coverage of the Miss Universe 2012 pageant.
She hosted eighteen episodes of a television talent competition called It's Showtime.
She was defeated by Angolan contestant Leila Lopes in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant.
She studied architecture at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
She was raised by her father in General Santos, Philippines. In 2013, she married Lloyd Lee.